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Lead - Data Architecture

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Posted on May 15, 2018

5 - 10 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Science(Computers). Any Nationality

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To lead the design, implementation and enhancement of information management/data strategies and identify/implement standards, guidelines and best practices to ensure data meets the required standards and business requirements
1.Data Architecture Management
Lead the design, implementation and enhancements of Data Marts, collect and analyse user requirements in order to support business users achieve business goals
Develop and implement tools and platforms for data acquisition, extraction, transformation, management and manipulation of large and complex data sets in order to meet business requirements
Manage the collection of various metadata assets and oversee profiling of internal and external data sources in order to increase visibility and promote reuse
Engage with key stakeholders to define data classifications and data zoning to enable sensitive information assets to be immediately identified and proactively managed
Develop relationships and interact with external data and analytics vendors to support the implementation of data tools and platforms
2.Data Governance and Best Practices
Determine and implement overall data modeling standards, guidelines, best practices and approved data modeling techniques to ensure alignment with enterprise architecture industry standards and IT strategy
Liaise with external regulatory authorities to develop data governance in order to facilitate data availability, quality and ownership
Supervise the creation of all conceptual, logical and physical data models and conduct periodic reviews to ensure data modeling practices and guidelines are followed and comply with policies and standards
Research and identify emerging technology and industry standard data architecture/management frameworks in order to recommend enhancements to existing systems and approaches
3.Data Security and Risk Management
Protect the bank s data against IT risks, including unauthorised access to information, data integrity problems, loss of processing capability, and poor service levels and provide recommendations to ensure the information system is successfully exploited to achieve continuous improvement and competitive advantage by identifying needs
4.People Management
Manage self and team in line with ADCB s people management policies, procedures, processes and practices to ensure adherence and to maximise own and employee contribution to business performance
Manage the effective achievement of the team s objectives through setting individual objectives, managing performance, developing the team and providing formal and informal feedback to maximise overall performance, engagement and motivation
5.Budget Management
Contribute to the preparation of the business area s budget and manage and monitor the financial performance against the budget so that areas of unsatisfactory performance are identified, rectified promptly and potential performance improvement opportunities are capitalised upon
6.Policies, Processes, Systems and Procedures
Recommend and implement improvements to departmental policies, procedures and processes covering all areas of
activity so that all relevant procedural requirements are fulfilled while ensuring that ADCB delivers best-in-class services, products and innovation
7.Continuous Improvement
Identify opportunities to contribute to organisational and departmental change initiatives, programmes and projects taking into account best practice and standards in the business environment
8.Customer Service
Demonstrate Our Promise and apply the ADCB Service Standards to deliver the bank s required levels of service in all internal and external customer interactions

Banking / Financial Services / Broking

IT Software

Desired Candidate Profile

Minimum Experience
At least 10 years of experience in Information Technology, of which 5 years of experience in a managerial capacity
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor s Degree in IT, Computer Science or Equivalent
Professional Qualifications
TOGAF Open Architecture Framework Certification or Equivalent
Knowledge and Skills
Communication and persuasion skills
Presentation and facilitation skills
Negotiation and mediating
Business liaison
Effective conceptualization, pattern recognition and teaming skills
Design-thinking skills
Business domain, data/content and process understanding
System integration experience, including interface design, and familiarity with web-oriented architecture techniques
Data-modeling and information classification expertise at the enterprise level
Understanding of common information architecture frameworks and information models
Understanding of the differences between relational modeling and object modeling
Understanding of metamodels, taxonomies and ontologies, as well as of the challenges of applying structured techniques (data modeling) to less-structured sources
Conceptual, logical and physical modeling
Familiarity with MDM, BI, and data warehouse design and implementation techniques
Knowledge of problem analysis, structured analysis and design, and programming techniques
System analysis
Ability to assess rapidly changing technologies and apply them to business needs


Data modeling Analytics Information technology Customer service Risk management System integration Computer science Tools metadata Enterprise architecture


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Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Founded in the year 1985, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank is a full-service commercial bank that offers a comprehensive range of products and services including private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, retail banking, cash management, investment banking, wealth management, corporate finance , foreign exchange, Islamic products, interest rate and currency derivatives, property management services and project finance. Today, ADCB has more than 50 branches and cash offices in the United Arab Emirates and 300 ATM's spread throughout the UAE. The bank has two branches in India as well.

The Emiratization strategy chalked by ADCB has been rewarded with Best Emiratization Awards four times. The bank’s success is backed by the Emarati Academy, which is working to provide necessary knowledge and training to ensure that the high school and university graduates graduating from their institution are fully prepared for branch or departmental roles.

ADCB’s aim is to become the most valuable bank in the UAE. Towards this end, the bank has grown and its presence and has gone from strength to strength with more than 5000 employees. The bank is committed to bringing out the very best from each and every employee. It believes in assessing not just the employee’s performance on the basis of the results achieved but also on the basis of how these results are achieved.
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